I got divorced today, and the court ordered the child support amount each month, so my question is, can my ex ask me about my paycheck in the future? I mean, did she have the right to ask for a paycheck whenever she wanted?
In Georgia, child support orders are typically established based on the income of both parents and the needs of the child. Your ex-spouse may not have an unrestricted right to access your paycheck at any time, but there are specific circumstances in which she may request information about your...View More
Ex filed for a change of custody, along with my response to his change of custody should I also file a counterclaim to have my own issues addressed since I am already going to be back in court due to his change of custody? If I only file a response, will the Judge also listen to my requests to... View More
You should hire an attorney. The attorney can discuss whether you should file a counterclaim, the matter of potential attorneys fees in a modification action, your answer and how to move forward in defense of this action. We cannot give you steps to represent yourself effectively through this...View More
In Georgia, the statute of limitations for terroristic threats varies depending on whether the offense is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. For misdemeanor terroristic threats, the statute of limitations generally extends for two years, meaning charges must be filed within that timeframe....View More
This was 10 years ago I was 19 years old young and dumb. I only was there for 6 months I never got dual citizenship and I live in the States now and he lives still in Canada we're still married and I don't know how to get divorced because we were married there and I'm a US citizen... View More
The agreement is he gets her every other weekend. He does not have a job or any income coming in, I still provide everything for her while she's over there. I do not know if that changes things but this works with us. We just want to get this divorce finalized and custody agreement legal. I... View More
To obtain a divorce, you will have to have the courts involved. Only a judge can issue a divorce decree. Most counties have a self-serve legal assistance office where you can get assistance filling out the uncontested divorce forms. They are also on most counties' clerk of court websites to...View More
The grandparents can give you the children back voluntarily at any time. If they refuse to return the children, you would have to take them back to court, file the necessary paperwork, and have them properly served. Once they are served, the case will move forward through the courts. Speak...View More
Your claims against your ex spouse were likely extinguished with the settlement of your divorce case. Typically, marital settlement agreements will explicitly state that it resolves all issues resulting during the marriage between the parties.
It's not going to be cheap or easy if he contests the divorce. Your easiest route is an uncontested divorce which can be finalized in as little as 31 days from filing. However, you and your spouse will need to agree on all terms of the divorce, including child custody, child support and...View More
If your spouse will sign paperwork it could be an uncontested divorce, which will reduce the costs. But all the necessary paperwork must be signed and it must be filed as an uncontested divorce. If it is contested, you could still keep your costs down with the right attorney. Speak directly with...View More
In Georgia, as in many states, whether a state pension becomes marital property upon marriage depends on various factors, including the specific circumstances of the pension and the laws in place at the time of the divorce. Generally, assets acquired during the course of a marriage are considered...View More
If you've filed for child support and have been unable to locate the other parent, it can be a frustrating and challenging situation. To address this, your first step should be to contact your local child support enforcement agency. They have specialized tools and resources for tracking down...View More
My best advice would be to hire a private attorney to file a child support action. They can assist you in locating the defendant for service, which will move your case forward. They can also assist with setting up service if that becomes necessary if the defendant can't be located at a job...View More
An agreement not to modify is probably not what you signed and not enforceable. Georgia can modify if they determine it's in your child's best interestm. Whether they will or not is a tougher analysis you need to speak with an attorney about.
I agree with attorney Edwards. Agreements not to modify are not typically enforced in Georgia. Your daughter's custody election is a rebuttable presumption that she should be allowed to live primarily with you, but is not absolute. The court must still make a determination of whether it is...View More
I would speak directly with an attorney and take all of your divorce documents with you. Then they can determine exactly what you orders state. However, absent viewing those documents, if the custodial parent has plans to move out of state, the notice requirement is put in place to give the...View More
In general, pension plans are treated like any other property – if they accrued during the marriage, they are marital property subject to equitable division. Any portion that accrued prior to the marriage, however, is considered the separate property of that spouse.
In Georgia, pensions are generally considered marital property if they were earned during the course of the marriage. Marital property includes assets and income acquired during the marriage, and it is subject to equitable division in the event of divorce. Equitable division means that the court...View More
My best advice would be to hire an attorney and have them file your Complaint for Divorce. I would not advise you to represent yourself. If you are seeking primary physical custody, especially if you are seeking sole legal custody as well, you are going to have to put on your case in chief to the...View More
In a 41-year marriage, the division of assets, including home equity, can be intricate in a divorce settlement. The impact of using equity to pay partners, credit cards, and bills hinges on factors like jurisdiction laws, debt origin, and financial circumstances. Considerations encompass property...View More
I would urge you to hire an attorney to represent you in a divorce proceeding. First it has to be determined who is going to be awarded the marital residence or if the marital residence is going to be sold. Then you can determine how the equity is going to be distributed. If the marital...View More
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